Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 with 14-45mm lens reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

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9.0 out of 10 based on 63 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 with 14-45mm lens: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 1x optical zoom, SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description

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Paul, Runcorn Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good image quality straight out the can, better than expected low light performance, good performance in mixed lighting. more features than you need, I find it more satisfying to use than my Sony A350 and puts its live view in the shade.
Bad points:
It says a lot when all I can find wrong is a little used feature I wished it had (1x1 image format) Firmware update please Panasonic.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Oct 2010

Martyn, Nettlestead Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use
Bad points:
Cost
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2010

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
stright out of box and easy to use even for the inexpierenced user.
Bad points:
for what i required no real bad points
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 May 2010

Fiona, Kent Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fairly easy to use. Smaller than full size SLRS. Good size LCD screen. Takes beautiful outdoor shots. Timer function works really well.
Bad points:
Easy to move Autofocus onto Manual by accident. I took it on holiday and did this and not having the manual to hand, took really poor shots in Eurodisney :(
Doesnt have a movie function, unusual in this day and age as even most cheap compacts do.
Indoor shots arent always great but maybe I need to play around with it more.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 May 2010

Nathan, Bournemouth Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
unbeatable for the money.
Bad points:
additional lense cost
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent size, as I didn't want a normal sized DSLR but still wanted the option of changeable lenses.
The LCD screen is great, being able to alter the angle of the screen is a great feature.
Bad points:
Nothing major as yet. Although I would prefer the strap to clip onto the camera rather than threaded on, doesn't feel too secure.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Jul 2010

Doug, Maidstone Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I didnt want to fork out on a new release piece of kit , niether bothered about video, but very keen on the rotating LCD monitor. As a end of range camera the Panasonic DMC G1 filled the gap and once I famillarised the many programmes it turned out to be just what was required. Plenty of opitions to become creative also a intellgent auto mode if in a hurry . The supplied 14-45 mm Lumix lens will turn out to be a good work horse in its own right a little disappointed at its total length at max zoom.
Bad points:
Lens release button easily depressed by accident when taking the main weight of camera in left hand.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2010

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Resolution (Pixels) 4000x3000
Optical zoom ratio 1
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 1
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Multi
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode No
Video recorder No
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 385
Flash Yes
Body Only No
Series Lumix
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 84x124x45
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 67
Release date 2008/11/04
Height in mm 8.4
Width in mm 124
Depth in mm 4.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 with Lumix 14-45mm OIS

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Manufacturer's Description

Ultra compact digital interchangeable lens camera with live view

The Micro 4/3 (four thirds) mount allows the Lumix G1 to be both compact and light. In fact, the only reason it isnt smaller is down to ergonomics you can go too far! These qualities allow the camera to be very portable making it an ideal travelling companion.

With Full time Live View, you can see the effect of camera settings before you shoot. Coupled with a large, 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot resolution free angle LCD monitor, framing a shot is even easier. Alternatively, the image can be sent to the Live View Finder with 1,440,000-dot equivalent resolution.

To optimize the use of Full-time Live View, the LUMIX G1 uses contrast AF rather than the conventional phase difference AF. This makes it possible to use functions such as iA (Intelligent Auto) mode including Face Detection AF and AF Tracking, that conventional digital SLR cameras with phase difference AF can not match. Contrast AF also enables advanced functions such as 23-AF area and versatile 1-area (single area) AF for more accurate focussing.

The Venus Engine HD has exceptionally advanced processing capabilities. This sophisticated LSI features effective noise reduction even at high ISO sensitivity levels. The Venus Engine HD also reproduces delicate colour nuances faithfully with independent gradation control for each of the R, G and B colours. Additionally, it supports the Live View function, resulting in the display of smooth images at 60 fps. HDMI output support is also a feature of the Venus Engine HD.

If dust (or other foreign matter) gets inside the camera when you’re changing lenses, it could find its way to the image sensor and show up as a spot in your photos. The Dust Reduction System eliminates this possibility by placing a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating around 30,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles without affecting the camera’s internal mechanisms, helping maintain superb image quality. *The Lumix G1 is also compatible with current (standard) 4/3 lenses, however, a mount adapter (option) is required. Lenses compatible with the contrast AF function can be used with manual focusing. There are also some limitations to other functions. For details, visit the site: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/index.html


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